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Appointment of Lee Clegg to go to Afghanistan 'disgusting'

13 September, 2007

Sinn Féin MLA John O' Dowd has said, following media reports that Lee Clegg is to go to Afghanistan, that this appointment of a British Army murderer is "disgusting".

He said,

"Lee Clegg' record in Ireland was scandalous and the campaign which followed was blatently snubbed by the British war machine.

"The British government, by appointing Lee Clegg to Afghanistan, is severely misguided.

"Lee Clegg murdered two West Belfast teenagers while serving as a British soldier in the six counties. He is unfit to work anywhere in the world and it seems that mistakes made in Ireland have been translated to Afghanistan and the Middle East." Críoch

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